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Augusta National Golf Club Statement: No Patrons or Guests at the 2020 Masters

Discussion in 'Golf News' started by Dogfish Head, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

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    LIKE THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP and other events played since the restart of the PGA Tour, this year's Masters will be conducted without spectators.

    Here's the statement from Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley:
    "Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed to a rescheduled Tournament in November while continually examining how best to host a global sporting event amid this pandemic," said Ridley. "As we have considered the issues facing us, the health and safety of everyone associated with the Masters always has been our first and most important priority.
    "Throughout this process, we have consulted with health officials and a variety of subject matter experts. Ultimately, we determined that the potential risks of welcoming patrons and guests to our grounds in November are simply too significant to overcome.

    "Even in the current circumstances, staging the Masters without patrons is deeply disappointing. The guests who come to Augusta each spring from around the world are a key component to making the Tournament so special. Augusta National has the responsibility, however, to understand and accept the challenges associated with this virus and take the necessary precautions to conduct all aspects of the Tournament in a safe manner. We look forward to the day when we can welcome all of our patrons back, hopefully in April 2021.
    "We appreciate the support and patience of all those we serve – including the Augusta community, our corporate and broadcast partners and our friends in golf – as we continue to plan for this historic event."
    All 2020 Masters tickets will be good for the 2021 Masters. For more information, visit Masters.com.
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    Source: Augusta National Golf Club Statement: No Patrons or Guests at the 2020 Masters
     
  2. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    This has really hurt the Augusta economy.
     
  3. Hoganman1

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    There's no question this will be weird, but I think it's the correct decision.
     

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